In Euro 2008, the toughest group is Group C. Italy, France, Romania and Holland are taking part in this group. In fact, all these four team have strong performance in world cup football for the last 30 years. Netherlands became runner in 1974 and 1978 world cup football. Netherlands also won EURO 1988. On the other hand, France won world cup football 1998 and they also won EURO 2000. France is also the current runner up of world cup football 2006. France has some really good players who have superb performance in England.
Italy is the current world cup football champion and a lot is expected from them. They will surely miss Francesco Totti and Alessandro Nesta and both of the players have retired. The main strong point of Italy is defense and Italy has very rich football tradition and reached the final of 1994 world cup. However, in EURO competition, Italy is not doing very well since 1996. In fact, since 1996, Italy has failed to reach the second round. So, EURO 2008 may become a tempting time for Italian football team. They will have to show some superb football.
Marco van Basten thinks that Italy is one of the hot favorites for EURO 2008. Many experts are predicting that Italy and France will move to the second round of EURO 2008.
Do you agree with it?